The St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks went to the skills competition on Thursday night, and it was a dandy: Six rounds, seven goals and an electric atmosphere at United Center for this division rivalry:

Can every shootout be held in Chicago? Because that crowd was nuts.
Goals by Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa and yet the Blackhawks still fell, 4-3, on a Kevin Shattenkirk goal.
From the Chicago Daily Herald and Chicago goalie Corey Crawford:
"I just didn't feel that great on the shootout," Hawks goalie Corey Crawford said. "It was a weird game. I think we controlled most of it. The positive thing is we were able to bounce back and get a point out of it."
Indeed. While the Blues picked up a critical two.


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